[osflash] Half of internet down for months. What's happening?
slangeberg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 20:07:54 PDT 2008
Guess i'm not operating on the cruddy, broken half!
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Hans Elgelid <helgelid at telia.com> wrote:
> Dear other half of The Internet,
> As an unofficial representative of No Fucking Corporation, I would like
> to personally thank you and the Guinea pigs for fixing it. Where would
> we be without the Guinea pigs today?
> /All roads lead to Romelanda.
> Chris Spencer wrote:
> > Dear Half of The Internet,
> > As an official representative of The Internet Corporation, I would
> > like to personally apologize for half of the Internet being down for
> > months. Due to market fluctuations in the price of corn seed oil, the
> > manufacturing cost of gerbil food sky rocketed. As a result, we were
> > not able to adequately feed the immense herd of gerbils that power the
> > Internet. We attempted to supplement the shortage of gerbil food with
> > hummus, but the gerbils didn't go for it, considering it "too ethnic".
> > With time running out, and customers becoming increasingly desperate
> > to once again communicate with the other half of the Internet, we took
> > drastic action. Working out deals with pet stores across the world, as
> > well as the Bolivian animal trade, we managed to secure a large
> > shipment of Guinea pigs. While fatter, slower, and notably less cute
> > than their distant gerbil cousins, Guinea pigs are able to subsist
> > from little more than grass and their own feces, allowing them to
> > power the Internet at a much reduced cost. Once installed, the animals
> > were able to bring back up half of the Internet, re-connecting half of
> > the Internet's population. We most sincerely apologize for any
> > inconvenience this outage may have inflicted on half of the Internet,
> > and humbly ask for half of your forgiveness.
> > Sincerely,
> > The Internet Corporation
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: : ) Scott
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